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First blurry pic of Sony FS700 kitted out for 4K recording

Published in Production

We don't have any details on this but this blurry photo does appear to be the first picture of a Sony FS700 kitted out with what we assume is the AXS-R5 Raw Recorder, which is the only way that the FS700's 4K output can be accessed and stored

Sony explains its new 4K codec: XAVC

Published in Technology & Computing

Do we need yet another H.264 - based codec? Sony thinks that we do, and explains why

FS700 Slow Motion used in Coldplay tour documentary

Published in Production

We've already reviewed the FS700's slow motion capability and now (thanks to @sonyproeurope for bringing this to our attention) it's been used together with an FS100 to capture the colour and spectacle that is a Coldplay stadium gig.

All about Sony 4K cinema projection

Published in Studio & Broadcast

This nearly hour-long video is fascinating for anyone who's ever wondered what goes on in the "Back End" of modern digital cinemas.

Sony F55 hands-on with video tour

Published in Production

I recently had several hours to play with a pre-release Sony PMW-F55 camera. Sony also supplied me with 2 64gb SxsPro+ cards, the AXS-5 4K recorder, one AXSM 4K media storage, the new LCD viewfinder, the new Olivine battery, and last but hardly least, a new Sony 85mm prime lens

This holiday we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time. Today: Electronics is so completely integrated now that building new equipment is just a matter of glueing together a few parts you can buy from the Internet. Is this true? And is this the biggest threat to traditional camera manufacturers? In this article, we investigate this, and the background to it, in detail

Without too much fanfare, Sony and Panasonic have signed a "basic" agreement to jointly develop a standard for professional-use next-generation optical disks

 This may be a neat, conventional-looking HD camera, but there are some surprises under the hood

RED draws battle-lines for 4K film distribution

Published in Studio & Broadcast

A day is a long time in digital video technology. And what we now know is that the battle-lines have been drawn for the fight over 4K delivery. Is this simply a squabble between obscure and proprietary systems, or the end-game in the democratisation of cinema that started with the RED One, and blossomed into the plethora of affordable cameras that start with DSLRs and go all the way up to the new Sony F55?

Sony starts marketing 4K to consumers

Published in Business

Sony begins to flex its 4K ecosystem. What's an ecosystem? It's what happens when content owners also control the means to distribution.

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